My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip rancid odors, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage problems and foul smells. While bleach feels like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in clogs.

Our West Chester plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free combinations every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 484-401-7577 for plumbing service in West Chester.